They ceremoniously tied the knot, on a sunny afternoon, in St Augustine’s.

She never dreamt that it would come undone.

But, as the months passed, she became unraveled and her nerves frayed.

Violence was always close at hand. And foot.

Today, she had gathered her tools of defence; a stool and a rope.

He finds her and unceremoniously unties the knot.

Then, he holds her, just like he did on that sunny afternoon in St Augustine’s.


Originally published: Paragraph Planet